The Nigerian Correctional Service, Wednesday, confirmed the alleged attack at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.
CSC AD Umar, public relations officer of the service, stated this in a release made available to Adadareporters in Abuja.
Umar stated that, “I wish to confirm that about 2200hrs, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory.
“However, men of the Armed Squad of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies attached to the custodial centre have responded, and calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.”
Kuje attack occurred some hours after gunmen attacked a presidential advance convoy near Dutsinma, Katsina.
According to the presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, “The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy.
“Two persons in the convoy are receiving treatment for the minor injuries they suffered. All the other personnel, staff, and vehicles made it safely to Daura.”